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Covenant Health Purchases Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville

Thompson Proton Center becomes part of Covenant Health’s Comprehensive Oncology Services

Covenant Health, the area’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, is pleased to announce the purchase of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center in Knoxville, adding a new treatment option to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, the health system’s robust oncology service line. The acquisition, which affects only the Knoxville location of the Provision CARES Cancer Network, is effective July 19.  Learn more here.  


We are more than a world-class cancer center. We are a cancer survival center, where leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. Our network of cancer care providers, including those in our own medical oncology, hematology, and gynecologic oncology practice, Thompson Oncology Group, are supported by a team of patient navigators, oncology pharmacists, dietitians, genetics counselors, clinical trial specialists, physicists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and counselors who are all here to treat and beat cancer.

In addition to the original downtown Knoxville location, comprehensive Thompson facilities are located in West Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville. Thompson Oncology Group also has clinics and services in Lenoir City, Blount, Harriman, and within the Morristown Regional Cancer Center. 

For more information about the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, call (865) 331-1678.

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Medical Oncology / Hematology Referrals

To refer a patient to Thompson Oncology Group call (865) 331-2060 or download and complete our  New Patient Referral Form and send via Fax to (865) 374-2083.   Visit the Thompson Oncology Group website For Providers page to learn more. 

New Patient Paperwork:

Are you a new Thompson Oncology Group patient? Save time at your appointment and complete your new patient paperwork in advance. Click here to download your forms.   Visit the Thompson Oncology Group website For Patients page to learn more.


To help keep you safe from coronavirus (COVID-19),  telehealth visits are available. Learn more.

Click HERE for a recap of the First Annual Clinical Trials Symposium

Hosted by Thompson Cancer Survival Center on October 29, 2021.  

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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Thompson Cancer Survival Center offers comprehensive medical specialties at our hospitals, outpatient centers and physician clinics.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

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Thompson Cancer Survival Center News

  • Thompson Proton Center Earns National APEx Accreditation

    Thompson Proton Center achieves radiation oncology services reaccreditation from ASTRO’s APEx – Accreditation Program for Excellence® Thompson Proton Center, a member of Thompson Cancer Survival Center, attained reaccreditation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) APEx – Accreditation Program for Excellence®. APEx provides external validation that a radiation oncology facility delivers high-quality, safe patient […]

  • ANS Students Tour Thompson Proton Center

    American Nuclear Society students from across the country toured Thompson Proton Center on the afternoon of April 13th, 2023. A group of students elected to learn more about proton therapy and take a private behind-the-scenes tour of Thompson Proton Center as one of their off-campus activities. Thompson’s team was delighted with the opportunity to raise […]

  • National Nutrition Month: Finishing Strong

    Content by Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, CSO, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Oncology Dietitian March is National Nutrition Month, and as we approach its end, let’s focus on two key ideas to propel us forward into the rest of the year.    Eat a Variety of Foods from All Food Groups  There are five different food […]

  • Fuel for the Future: Celebrating National Nutrition Month

    March is National Nutrition Month! Blog content authored by: Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN, CSO National Nutrition Month is a campaign by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help us come together to create healthy habits that last a lifetime. This year’s theme “Fuel for the Future” focuses on sustainability. This means building eating […]

  • Covenant Health Named to Becker’s 2022 List of “60 Hospitals or Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs”

    Covenant Health is pleased to announce its recognition on a national list of top oncology programs in the country.

  • Thompson, Fort Sanders Earn Tennessee’s First National Rectal Cancer Accreditation

    The National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer accreditation is given for high standards of multidisciplinary patient care.

  • With Grace and Strength

    27-Year-Old Healthcare Worker Overcomes Hodgkin Lymphoma thanks to Thompson Cancer Survival Center  In 2021, Logan Sluder, 27, of Knoxville, was in the process of planning her wedding and had landed the job of her dreams: caring for patients as a speech-language pathologist. After finishing her master’s degree, Sluder began working at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, […]

  • A Tactical Battle for Life

    Partial breast radiation gives cancer patients a winning edge Watch Theresa’s Video Interview  Meetups with family and friends, camping and kayaking, riding a bike to new adventures on a wide-open road.  Theresa Tunnell is busy, and for a good reason.  Making the most of every day is something Tunnell became passionate about during cancer treatment […]

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